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Validation

If you are generating XSPF, your playlist should be valid according to one of the tools listed below. This is crucial for interoperability. Please take it seriously, despite the inconvenience.

  1. Online XSPF validator by Sebastian Pipping.
  2. Relax NG (XML) Schema for XSPF-1 by Matthias Friedrich. Sample usage of XMLStarlet:
    (Unix)     xmlstarlet validate -e -r xspf-1_0.7.rng myplaylist.xspf
    (Windows)  xml.exe validate -e -r xspf-1_0.7.rng myplaylist.xspf
    There also exists a schema for XSPF-0, but working with XSPF-1 should be preferred.
  3. Relax NG (Compact) Schema for XSPF-1 by Matthias Friedrich. Sample usage of RNV:
    (Unix)     rnv xspf-1_0.7.rnc myplaylist.xspf
    (Windows)  rnv xspf-1_0.7.rnc myplaylist.xspf
    There also exists a schema for XSPF-0, but working with XSPF-1 should be preferred.
  4. xspf_check of libxspf by Sebastian Pipping. Sample usage of xspf_check:
    (Unix)     cat myplaylist.xspf | xspf_check -
    (Windows)  xspf_check - < myplaylist.xspf
  5. XML Schema for XSPF by Matthias Friedrich. Sample usage of XMLStarlet:
    (Unix)     xmlstarlet validate -e -s xspf-1_0.2.xsd myplaylist.xspf
    (Windows)  xml.exe validate -e -s xspf-1_0.2.xsd myplaylist.xspf

Note: The above XML Schema (XSD) is not fully spec compliant and therefore deprecated. Please use the Relax NG schema instead if you can. Since the XSD schema language is not powerful enough to express the XSPF specification there will never be a correct XSD schema for XSPF. Please see the mailing list archive for the discussion on this topic.